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Old 07-06-2009, 10:12 AM   #11506
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same here with the riding.... decent weather locally but not in WP - so no preriding the course

I did do a 25 mile MTB trail... it had a 3.2 mile section with 2,500' of climbing - THAT SUCKED I have to tell ya!
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Old 07-06-2009, 01:07 PM   #11507
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As sad as it sounds, I don't think I've ridden a bicycle in the last 6 weeks. When its 105+ and the sun's noook-u-lar, its just not bueno.

I HAVE been running tho. Not as often as I need to, but its better'n nuthin.

Went lifting for the first time in ages last nite. Yup. I'm sore. I'm gonna hafta treat summer in Tucson like I treat winter in other places in the country. Work out inside as much as possible and wait for fall.

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Old 07-06-2009, 01:58 PM   #11508
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Went lifting for the first time in ages last nite. Yup. I'm sore. I'm gonna hafta treat summer in Tucson like I treat winter in other places in the country.
Ski!

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Work out inside as much as possible and wait for fall.

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Old 07-06-2009, 03:38 PM   #11509
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Oh.
Yeah.

No shit



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Old 07-06-2009, 03:40 PM   #11510
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Get out in the early morning!

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Went lifting for the first time in ages last nite. Yup. I'm sore. I'm gonna hafta treat summer in Tucson like I treat winter in other places in the country. Work out inside as much as possible and wait for fall.

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Old 07-06-2009, 03:50 PM   #11511
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Get out in the early morning!
Yeah.

Right

I'm a definite night owl. There IS no such thing as early in my vokaballary.



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Old 07-06-2009, 03:55 PM   #11512
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I managed to ride the motorcycle all three days of the weekend to coffee and back. We even did some tire kicking at the LBS. The 2010 Stumpie is supposed to be the killer deal. And that 2010 Roubaix don't look too bad either for an old softie like me.

I thought about even taking a short spin around the block since the wife was away and nobody was home to stop me. I went so far as to swing a leg over the mountain bike....


Then, as I leaned forward to grip the bar with my right hand, I felt "that old familiar pain"... The monkey with the blow torch as a buddy describes it. That sort f told me I was destined for a weekend of couch sitting and watching the TDF, endlessly re-run across my drug addled brain.

Maybe next weekend I can sneak in a little burst on the bike path on partially filled fat tires.
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:15 PM   #11513
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As sad as it sounds, I don't think I've ridden a bicycle in the last 6 weeks. When its 105+ and the sun's noook-u-lar, its just not bueno.

I HAVE been running tho. Not as often as I need to, but its better'n nuthin.

Went lifting for the first time in ages last nite. Yup. I'm sore. I'm gonna hafta treat summer in Tucson like I treat winter in other places in the country. Work out inside as much as possible and wait for fall.

M
I know how you feel, it hasn't been quite that long for me but the only exercise I've had in the past week is climbing this silly tower, a long way from home and my bicycles and moto




Mr Head-how's the shoulder coming? I found the road bike ok after 4 weeks but it was a hard reach! Keep the faith, it will turn around.
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Old 07-06-2009, 08:56 PM   #11514
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who needs fancy mountain bikes with your back shock absorbers and your proper frames!



Took it out at mount stromlo, did the longest (though, not the hardest) cross country track and it held up pretty well. Obviously the seat goes a lot higher than that.
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Old 07-06-2009, 09:45 PM   #11515
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I've got an old Trek 930 sitting in my parents' basement that I'd like to make in to a city/beater singlespeed. It would be used for paved roads only and and I'd like to make it as repulsive to thieves as possible. I'm a little worried because the frame seems too small for me (almost 6'2") but I hate to get rid of it. Love the old Trek steelies. Here's the skinny:

-Old Rockshox fork is stuck
-Frame is straight and crack-free
-No wheel set
-Brand new Nexave crankset

So, any suggestions?



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Old 07-06-2009, 10:18 PM   #11516
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I've got an old Trek 930 sitting in my parents' basement that I'd like to make in to a city/beater singlespeed. It would be used for paved roads only and and I'd like to make it as repulsive to thieves as possible. I'm a little worried because the frame seems too small for me (almost 6'2") but I hate to get rid of it. Love the old Trek steelies. Here's the skinny:

-Old Rockshox fork is stuck
-Frame is straight and crack-free
-No wheel set
-Brand new Nexave crankset

So, any suggestions?



If you get a Singleator, you can run pretty much whatever wheelset you want. Start looking at Craigslist and ebay and I'll betcha you can find whatcha want for not a lot. If yer looking for new parts, start with Nashbar. Then look at Pricepoint and some of the other low-cost spots.

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Old 07-07-2009, 04:44 AM   #11517
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The Singulator is made by surly and replaces your rear derailleur to run SS. Go to your LBS and see if they have any old stock kicking around in the basement-you might find some gems?
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Old 07-07-2009, 07:53 AM   #11518
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Mr Head-how's the shoulder coming? I found the road bike ok after 4 weeks but it was a hard reach! Keep the faith, it will turn around.
That pictures skeers me!

I did all day yesterday without a pain pill. Of course I didn't move much so that helped some. That may not happen today.

I figure another week. Maybe by the weekend... Who knows. I got time and nothign but fat to burn...
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:36 AM   #11519
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Old skool kewl. I like my pair!

(or a set of Paul's Neo-Retros and Touring cantis )

Please, please tell my that you didn't Grant Peterson's kool aide!

M

I like the retro/traditional look offered by Rivendell and others (i.e. Fuji Cambridge). What do you mean by Grant Peterson kool aide? Is he full of shit?
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Old 07-07-2009, 09:38 AM   #11520
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Went out for a pretty epic offroad ride with some friends on sunday. One of them tested out a new mapping app on his blackberry - it worked VERY well. It picked up every little detail, including two little turnarounds we had to make when we missed an intersection of trails.

He sent me the gpx file and I sent it to everytrail.com - pretty cool service with nice tools to check out your ride.

Check out the elevation profile, whaddya think of the first 2.3 miles?

http://www.everytrail.com/view_trip.php?trip_id=264742
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